Barnabas, “son of consolation” (Acts 4:36)., a person Luke described as “a good man” (11:24), was chosen and sent by the Jerusalem church to investigate the mixed congregation of Jews and Gentiles in Syrian Antioch.
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
“(Acts 27:28), an island in the Mediterranean, the modern Malta.” Here the ship in which Paul was being conveyed a prisoner to Rome was wrecked. The bay in which it was wrecked now bears the “name of “St. Paul’s Bay”, “a certain creek with a shore.” It is” “about 2 miles deep and 1 broad, and the whole physical condition” of the scene answers the description of the shipwreck given in Acts 28. It was originally colonized by Phoenicians “(“barbarians,” 28:2). It came into the possession of the Greeks” “(B.C. 736), from whom it was taken by the Carthaginians (B.C.” “528). In B.C. 242 it was conquered by the Romans, and was” governed by a Roman propraetor at the time of the shipwreck “(Acts 28:7). Since 1800, when the French garrison surrendered to” “the English force, it has been a British dependency. The island” “is about 17 miles long and 9 wide, and about 60 in” “circumference. After a stay of three months on this island,” “during which the “barbarians” showed them no little kindness,” Julius procured for himself and his company a passage in another “Alexandrian corn-ship which had wintered in the island, in which” “they proceeded on their voyage to Rome (Acts 28:13, 14).”
Definition of Melita: “affording honey”
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